Browse Missouri deer-hunting topics, including managed hunts, regulations, seasons, hunting areas, hunting tips, field dressing, tree-stand safety, and more.
Missouri offers many managed deer hunts for archery, crossbow, muzzleloading, and modern firearms from mid-September through January.
Weighted random drawing increases the odds for future managed hunts.
Missouri has two deer-hunting seasons: firearms and archery. The firearms season consists of five portions: urban, youth only, November, alternative methods and antlerless only. The archery season consists of two segments.
Find the dates for all upcoming deer seasons.
Looking for a place to hunt deer? Browse this long list of Department conservation areas that permit deer hunting.
Browse tips for safe, successful Missouri deer hunting using firearms or archery methods.
Follow these safety tips to avoid getting hurt when you hunt from elevated tree stands.
With a little research and hard work, Missouri's metro-area hunters can successfully find a close-to-home hunting spot.
Donate your surplus Missouri venison to the needy. Find an approved processor or start a Share the Harvest program in your area.
Proper care and processing of your deer right after you've harvested it ensures quality meat.
Learn about a few of the more common parasites and unusual conditions that people, especially hunters, might observe in deer: chronic wasting disease, cutaneous fibromas, hemorrhagic disease, Lyme disease, nasal bot flies and tapeworms.
Learn how conservation and carefully regulated hunting seasons helped restore great deer hunting to Missouri.